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    Default Ubuntu Edge Is Up To $9 Million USD In Funding

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Edge Is Up To $9 Million USD In Funding

    There's been a slight boost in the crowd-funded Ubuntu Edge smart-phone / converged device project with now being up to $9.175 million dollars in funding...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQzMjE

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    I dont get it first they try to alienate community now they want community to fund their projects. What in devils name is going on in Canonical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiliez View Post
    I dont get it first they try to alienate community now they want community to fund their projects. What in devils name is going on in Canonical?
    +1! #signed

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    Mark already said he wasn't going to put any of his/Canonical money to fill the gap, so most likely this isn't going to happen.

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    unless Mark Shuttleworth has some more tricks in his bag or ends up pledging the remainder of the funds himself
    - if he would pledge the rest I am not sure how people would feel about it, on one side it would show people he is 100% behind the project, on the other side it would show mobile carriers there is to little interest from the masses/real world .

    , but at least they're enjoying the added mainstream media attention.
    - probably, but how big will the backlash be when it fails, showing there is no intrest for this phone from the masses/real world ?

    if they won't make it I don't think they can spin this in any positive way towards mobile carriers or the masses. Maybe they wanted it to fail to have an excuses to bin the project and that's why they set the high 30mil bar ? dunno

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    I hope phone manufacturers are watching and hearing about Ubuntu Edge.

    So even if it fails, the other companies listen to the demands.

    I hope phone manufacturers maybe consider a phone with Ubuntu, or dual-boot phone with Android and Ubuntu, or Android and Chrome OS. I hope manufacturers make so you can dock the phone to the computer and use keyboard, mouse, and external display.

    Imagine Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth mouse with wireless Wi-Di/WHDI/Miracast display.
    Or a docking station to plug-in USB keyboard and USB mouse and HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devius View Post
    Mark already said he wasn't going to put any of his/Canonical money to fill the gap, so most likely this isn't going to happen.
    Because Mark has never lied before.

    I mean, changed his mind. Not lied, changed his mind.

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    With a goal around 10-15mil they could/might have made it. With a 32mill target forget about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiliez View Post
    I dont get it first they try to alienate community now they want community to fund their projects. What in devils name is going on in Canonical?
    This worked out well for Windows 8 too thats why we have Steam for Linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiliez View Post
    I dont get it first they try to alienate community now they want community to fund their projects. What in devils name is going on in Canonical?
    There's two main communities in the Linux world -- end users and developers -- and, while there is some overlap obviously, end users is who Canonical is going after and THOSE folks, by and large, don't see Canonical as some kind of community alienator. Sure, some do, but I don't really see any evidence that a sizeable portion do.

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